Golden Gate Mortuary

Amarillo, Texas

Golden Gate Mortuary - Amarillo, Texas

Louis Gonzales

Louis Gonzales


Services: Saturday, 11AM at Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ, Superintend Elijah B. Demerson, pastor, officiant and Elder Mal Carr, Prayer Temple Church of God in Christ as Eulogist.

Military rites provided by Volleys for Veterans. Burial: Memory Gardens Cemetery by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes.

Visitation at funeral home, Friday, 1PM until 6PM.

Louis Gonzales peacefully passed away on January 9, 2015 and went on to be with the lord at the age of 88 years old. Louis was born December 22, 1926 in Cedar Creek, Texas to Minnie Simms, homemaker, and Manuel Gonzales, farmer.

Louis spent his younger days helping his dad maintain an 85 acre grain and livestock farm with his father. In November of 1945 he joined the Army and was station in Yokahama, Japan. There he spent his days working as a cook and a mechanic. He later was awarded the WWII Medal of Victory.

After he was honorably discharged he met his loving Betty Sansom at church in Ralls, TX. On January 5, 1958 they were married. He began working for Sears and Roebucks, provided landscaping services for Tol and Mary Ware, and worked at the San Jacinto Baptist Church/Quail Creek. He also was on the Deacon’s broad at Pentecostal C.O.G.I.C. and Prayer Temple Church of God in Christ.

He is lovingly remembered by his loving wife Betty of 63 years; His children Edith (Mal) Carr, Renee Wesley, Lori, Louis Todd (Mary Ann) Gonzales; his sister; Retha, 13 grandchildren 7 great-grandchildren 1 great-great grandson.

Vivian V. Martin

Vivian V Martin

Vivian V. Martin, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop James Mims, pastor, and the Rev. Vernon Connor, as eulogist. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St.

Mrs. Vivian V. Martin died on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2014, in Atlanta, her favorite holiday and Jesus birthday. She was born Sept. 18, 1931, in Roland, Ark., to Birtha Harris and Moten Carter. She married her late husband, Elmer T. Martin, on Dec. 26, 1951.

She graduated from Amarillo College in 1974 with a degree as a registered health information technician. Instead of pursing her career, she sacrificed and remained a stay-at-home mother. She truly enjoyed travelling, shopping, sewing and decorating, and was a phenomenal cook.

She was a devoted Christian, loved the Lord and was an original member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Lockett, the Rev. J.W. Hackett and the Rev. B. F. Roberts. Vivian served as junior choir director, as well as on Women’s Day and Church Anniversary committee. She later joined New Jerusalem Baptist Church, as a dedicated member under the leadership of the late Rev. Jack Johnson.

Survivors include a devoted and beloved daughter, Rochelle Martin of Atlanta; three sons, Michael Martin and wife Doritha of Atlanta, Kenneth Martin of Amarillo and Reginald Martin and wife Angela of Atlanta; her cousins, Faye Cook of Heidelberg, Miss., and David C. Lewis of Little Rock, Ark.; a host of extended relatives and friends; a sister-in-law, Alma Harris of Denver; a nephew, Jimmy Luster of Denver; a grandson, Michael Cameron Martin of Atlanta; a granddaughter, Kennedi Tillman Martin of Los Angeles; and a great-grandson, Cameron Javon Martin of Atlanta.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas TX 75284.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.